NFL Football Pool Deadlines

= "2") { $previousweek = $count - 1; $endquery = "select Gametime from initialsetupweek{$previousweek} where Tiebreak = 'on'"; $endquery2 = mysql_query($endquery) or die(mysql_error()); $endquery3 = mysql_fetch_array($endquery2); $tempstart = $endquery3['Gametime']; $startyear = substr($tempstart, 0 ,4); $startmonth = substr($tempstart, 4 ,2); $startday = substr($tempstart, 6, 2); $starthour = substr($tempstart, 8, 2); $startmin = substr($tempstart, 10, 2); } $query = "select Gametime from initialsetupweek{$count} where Gamenumber = '1'"; $query2 = mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error()); $query3 = mysql_fetch_array($query2); $tempend = $query3['Gametime']; $endyear = substr($tempend, 0 ,4); $endmonth = substr($tempend, 4 ,2); $endday = substr($tempend, 6, 2); $endhour = substr($tempend, 8, 2); $endmin = substr($tempend, 10, 2); $startdate = mktime(0,0,0,$startmonth,$startday,$startyear); $startlistmonth = date( 'F', mktime(0, 0, 0, $startmonth) ); $enddate = mktime(0,0,0,$endmonth,$endday,$endyear); $endlistmonth = date( 'F', mktime(0, 0, 0, $endmonth) ); if ((($tempstart == "") && ($count != "1")) || ($enddate == "943938000")) { } else { echo ""; echo ""; } //end of if gamestart is empty check } //end of count loop ?>
$count)"; if ($count == "1") { $week1day = date('D', $week1date); echo "$week1listmonth $week1day $week1weekday "; if ($week1hour < "12") { echo " $week1hour:$week1min AM"; } else { $week1hour = $week1hour - 12; if ($week1hour == "0") { $week1hour = '12'; } echo " $week1hour:$week1min PM"; } } else { $startweekday = date('D', $startdate); echo "$startlistmonth $startday $startweekday "; if ($starthour < "12") { echo " $starthour:$startmin AM"; } else { $starthour = $starthour - 12; if ($starthour == "0") { $starthour = '12'; } echo " $starthour:$startmin PM"; } } echo ""; $endweekday = date('D', $enddate); if ($endweekday != "Sun") { echo "* "; } echo "$endlistmonth $endday $endweekday "; if ($endhour < "12") { echo " $endhour:$endmin AM"; } else { $endhour = $endhour - 12; if ($endhour == "0") { $endhour = '12'; } echo " $endhour:$endmin PM"; } echo "

Times listed are in EST so make your adjustments based on your timezone

* Denotes an early game closure. Please make sure that you are aware of the close time.
Please be aware, games times might be changed by the NFL. Please verify game start times in your area to make sure that you do not miss the deadline as the pool closes just before the games start!

Please be aware of the pool schedule each week. Games automatically close each week based on their start times which leaves the remaining games open for making or changing picks. There have been some issues with the NFL changing game start times so it is important that you get your picks in early. is a non-profit website and as such, real life sometimes interferes with our plans, so do not rely on the pool being open right up until game time. Once the week closes we try to enter the points as soon as the week ends. If we have time we will open the next weeks games as soon as the points from the previous week have been calculated.

As you know while playing NFL football office pools it is important to know when the cutoff is for each week. We try to accommodate everyone by putting up a schedule in advance so that there are no surprises. The worst part of playing online office pools or any office pool for that matter is not getting your selections in on time. We try hard to make sure that your picks are made and unless there is an error or a schedule change we keep the NFL football week open until right before the first game time of the week. This gives you all week to submit your picks to the site. It also allows you to make changes right up until game time in case of injuries, sickness an family emergencies that NFL players may experience each week.

At NFL office pools we try to make your office pool experience as enjoyable as possible. We have coded into the site a feature where your administrator / office pool owner has the ability to enter player picks after the deadline has passed. This means if you missed the NFL Football weekly deadline, or there was a justified reason why your picks were not entered, your pool owner can add your picks to the database. You may pay a penalty but at least you will not get a zero for the week and as you already know, a zero in an office pool is almost certain death.

If you have any questions or should you find any information that is not accurate on this site please feel free to contact us.

The information provided is for reference only. If you rely on this information please make sure you double check NFL Football game time starts from other sources. We strive to make this accurate but error can happen.

Above all else, we hope you enjoy the NFL pools and you have a great year! Good luck everyone!